House of the Devil (2009)

2009 | R | Horror, Mystery

User Score: 58/100

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During a night of 1983 with full lunar eclipse, Samantha Hughes takes a babysitting job surrounded by mysterious circumstances before she finds out her client's terrifying secret.

I’m surprised by all the gushing reviews for this movie. I am watching it right now, having rented it from IO for a whopping $6.45. Wooden acting, stiff dialogue, clear absences of a competent editor, and meaningless scenes create a boring movie. It seems that the creators of this movie fancy themselves as independent film types. Nothing could be further from the truth. I already mentioned that the script was stiffly written. "Ah, I see you’ve met. Excellent." The lack of editing creates a slow pace that drags on and on. The star, who resembles Karen Allen, is lovely to watch but not exactly inspired, or a good actress.

Do yourself a favor- wait for it on HBO, but don’t pay to see this movie.

About House of the Devil (2009)

Title: House of the Devil
Year: 2009
Starring: Dee Wallace, AJ Bowen, Graham Reznick, Tom Noonan, Heather Robb, John Speredakos, Michael Vincent, Mary Woronov, Jocelin Donahue, Brenda Cooney, Ti West, Mary B. McCann, Jeff Feldman, Amanda Grenier, Andrea Verdura, Ronald L. Chasse, Kamen Velkovsky, Alyssa Rocap, William M. Bradley, Jenna Racine, William Albino, Brendan Rocap, Paul Hychko, Joseph Lafrance, James Sadowski, Frantz Menand, Ashley St. John-Yantz, Gary Won, Karl Theo, Joshua Austin
Director: Ti West
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.9/5 stars from 12 users. Votes: 12.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R

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